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A 999 call should only be made in a genuine emergency. To ensure seriously ill and injured patients are treated as quickly as possible, people whose call is not serious should consider other healthcare options rather than calling 999.
These could include:
- Self-care at home
- Calling NHS111 – See further information below
- Talking to your local pharmacist
- Visiting or calling your GP
- To see a GP during out of hours please contact Cumbria Health On Call
- Attending an Urgent Treatment Centre
- Making your own way to your local A&E department (arriving in an ambulance does not mean you will be seen any quicker)
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- Information on transport for outpatient appointments (June 2020)
- View information about Community Transport schemes in Cumbria
- Patient Transport Service (PTS), including details on the Eligibility Criteria and how to make a booking
- Rural Wheels, Village Wheels and Community Wheels
- Bus services
- Bus stops and shelters
- Community minibus group hire
- Rail journey planner
- Rail services
Any media enquiries relating to NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group should be directed to the Communications and Engagement Team via e-mail at: Communications.Team@northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk
Information on registering for a Dental Practice can be found through
NHS England here.
Or for further advice call their Customer Contact Centre on: 0300 311 22 33.
Emergency Dental treatment and advice:
- Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland and Eden
Tel: 01228 603900
- Furness and South Lakeland
Tel: 01539 716822
Coronavirus - Information
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
Freedom of Information for CCG
The Freedom of Information Act gives the right to all individuals to request access to information held by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Page includes FOI Disclosure Log.
Fraud in the NHS
When we say 'fraud', we refer to a range of economic crimes, such as fraud, bribery and corruption or any other illegal acts committed by an individual or group of individuals to o...
Bereavement support in Cumbria
Across Cumbria there are many organisations that offer bereavement support and it is important that following a death we are able to signpost and guide people for appropriate help.
CCGs were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, replacing Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013 and are:
- Membership bodies, with local GP practices as the members;
- Led by an elected Governing Body made up of GPs, other clinicians including a nurse and a secondary care consultant, and lay members;
- Responsible for about 60% of the NHS budget;
- Responsible for healthcare commissioning such as mental health services, urgent and emergency care, elective hospital services, and community care;
- Independent, and accountable to the Secretary of State for Health through NHS England.